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Guitar Body Woods (Taylor Guitars)

Body Woods

“The unique acoustic properties of body woods help ‘flavor’ a guitar shape’s fundamental sound. Body woods also boast an inherent visual appeal that can be deeply inspiring, with characteristics that differentiate a guitar and showcase each as a truly unique instrument.
 
 

African Ebony

A dense wood typically used for fretboards and bridges, ebony produces rich overtones.
 

Hawaiian Koa

Few woods carry the allure of Hawaiian koa, with its gorgeous figure and sweet, complex tone.

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Indian Rosewood

The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.

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Maple

Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness

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Tropical Mahogany

A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.

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Ovangkol

Although not as well-known as its Indian rosewood cousin, ovangkol shares many of the same properties, making it a versatile, great-sounding tonewood.

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Tasmanian Blackwood

Blackwood produces a strong volume, with a focused midrange and rich top-end shimmer.

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Sapele

One of the best all-around tonewoods there is, sapele will deliver for any playing style.

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Urban Ash

Sourced from city trees in need of removal, Urban Ash produces midrange power and balance comparable to Honduran mahogany.

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Layered Sapele

Layered wood construction is used to offer attractive, durable and affordable models.

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Layered Koa

Beautifully figured and durable, layered koa provides attractive visuals and tone at an accessible price.
 
 
 

Cocobolo

A cannon of a guitar, with exotic coloration and figure to match its bold voice.

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Blackheart Sassafras

Bold striping caused by fungus makes blackheart a rare and stunningly beautiful wood.
 
 
 

Macassar Ebony

Macassar’s exotic beauty is matched by a bold, dynamic tone that can be dark or bright, depending on the player and the top pairing.

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Figured Mahogany

Rare and beautiful, figured mahogany is reserved for limited edition or custom guitars.

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Quilted Sapele

Besides boasting gorgeous figure, the tone enhances sapele’s “bright mahogany” voice with extra low-end warmth.

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Walnut

Walnut’s crisp highs are balanced by a deep, woody low end that emerges as the guitar is played in.

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Layered Walnut

Rich brown hues lend a pleasing aesthetic warmth to the guitars that showcase it.

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Layered Maple

Maple veneer is part of the resilient layered construction.

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Layered Blackwood

A blackwood veneer with layered wood construction blends exotic beauty, resilience and affordability.
 
 

Layered Copafera

This dark-hued wood adds a rich complexion to select 200 Deluxe models.
 
 

Granadillo

Sonically comparable to rosewood, granadillo’s higher density yields a clear, ringing tone.
 
 

Layered Rosewood

 
A rosewood veneer and layered construction present a beautiful aesthetic in a durable, affordable package.” 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Article taken from: https://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/acoustic/features/woods/body-woods